CENTERSTAGE Announces AfterThoughts Series for THE MOUNTAINTOP thru 2/24

Throughout the run of The Mountaintop, CENTERSTAGE encourages audiences to join the conversation with a series of pre- and post-show discussions. These events will take place on performances scheduled with the regular AfterThoughts Series, but will be enhanced by pre-show conversations and special post-show guest speakers from civic organizers continuing Dr. King's legacy of advocacy and activism within our own community. Events begin tonight, Thursday, January 24, and continue throughout the run.

ForeWords: Pre-show, join members of the CENTERSTAGE staff for a conversation about the play, held in the back of The Head Theater. ForeWords conversations will be held on the same performance dates as AfterThoughts.

AfterThoughts: Post-show discussions with members of the CENTERSTAGE Artistic staff and special community guests.

January 27 at 2 pm performance

United Workers Association & The Baltimore Algebra Project

January 31 at 7 performance

Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition

February 3 at 2 pm performance

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

February 7 at 7 pm performance

Occupy Our Homes & Occupy 4 Jobs

The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, is sponsored by Northrop Grumman, with additional support from Legg Mason and Miles and Stockbridge. Performance run through Sunday, February 24, and tickets can be ordered online at, or by calling 410.332.0033.

CENTERSTAGE, the State Theater of Maryland, celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season in 2012-13. The professional, nonprofit company serves as a local hub and national leader for provocative, entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation in the community. Each year, a broad range of productions in two intimate performance spaces attracts a highly diverse audience of more than 100,000 people-including more than 8,000 fiercely loyal members. Under the leadership of acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), CENTERSTAGE enters its 50th year with a renewed dedication to the production of world-class theater in the heart of Baltimore.

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